I bought (and read) Kevin DeYoung’s little book Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will in part because of the sub-subtitle: How to Make a Decision without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Impressions, Open Doors, Random Bible Verses, Casting Lots, Liver Shivers, Writing in the Sky, Etc. I continue to marvel at the way many Christians struggle to find “God’s will.” I don’t marvel that it’s sometimes hard to make decisions–I marvel at what some people think they need in order to decide.
As is often the case, I like what DeYoung says because, well, it’s what I would say if I could. But he says it better, making a structured and well defended biblical case for making decisions. And he’s funny. So is Joshua Harris in the foreword, which opens omenously:
It is God’s will for you to read this book. Yes, I’m talking to you. What are the odds that you would “just happen” to pick up this book and flip open to this page and start reading? Obviously it’s a sign. Of all the millions of books in the world, you found this one. Wow. I have chills. Do not pass up this divinely orchestrated moment. If you miss this moment there’s a good chance you will completely miss God’s will for the rest of your life and spend your days in misery and regret.